NAMI KENTUCKY is pleased to announce we are now launching our last new program of 6 programs this year, NAMI Sharing Your Story with Law Enforcement! We have partnered with NAMI NATIONAL to bring this virtual training to you! Read below to learn more about this opportunity!
What is NAMI Sharing Your Story with Law Enforcement?
NAMI Sharing Your Story with Law Enforcement (SYSLE) is a presentation program that prepares individuals and family members to share their stories of lived experience with mental illness to a law enforcement audience, such as during Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training, or other events where mental illness and related topics are featured.
SYSLE Presenters provide an opportunity for officers to hear about someone who experienced being in crisis and may have interacted with law enforcement as a result, but is now living well with mental illness. The powerful and unique stories shared by NAMI presenters help increase officers’ understanding and empathy, improving crisis response in communities. These presentations are consistently popular with officers who attend CIT training and NAMI’s goal is to ensure that every law enforcement officer has this opportunity.
The program format is simple, user friendly and easy to access. SYSLE consists of a two-part blended training: a self-paced course that guides participants through the process of writing a presentation, followed by a coaching session where they will practice, get tips and finalize their presentation.
After completing this training, peers and family members say they feel more prepared to present their lived experience.
Instructor: Nikki Rashes of NAMI National
Dates & Times:
Thursday, November 2, 2021 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST
Friday, November 3, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
Virtual Link: Sent to those who register